Free agent kick returner Trindon Holliday has always faced questions about whether or not he was big enough to succeed in the NFL, but he has been able to find a solid gig for himself in the league as a return specialist and he has proven that there is much more than height that is required to find a home in the league.
Despite being the smallest player in the league, Holliday was able to cash in on a new deal with the New York Giants and he opened up about his height and what it means on the field.
As far as Holliday is concerned, being short is actually a helpful tool.
“Sometimes, I think my size is an advantage,” Holliday said. “I can field the kicks and hide behind those big linemen when the other guys are coming down. It’s hard for them to see me.”
Holliday is able to hide behind blockers and search for angles in the open field, which he can then take advantage of with his world class speed.
Some may view lack of height as something that can hold a player back, but Holliday is showing that’s not always the case.